Professional Recognition

Brian has consistently been highly ranked as an arbitration specialist in the leading league table publications. A selection of recent rankings and quotations follows:

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Ranked in Band 1:  USA Nationwide, International Arbitration – Arbitrators   —Chambers USA, 2023

Brian King is recognized for his practice sitting as arbitrator in commercial and investment arbitrations, including those in the construction and energy fields. ‘Brian takes reasonable positions and is a very persuasive, collegial and convincing arbitrator. He handles proceedings very well, he’s bright and focused on the key issues.’ ‘He’s well organized and a pleasure to sit with.’ ‘He leaves no stone unturned.’—Chambers USA, 2022

Brian King is recognized for his practice sitting as arbitrator in commercial and investment arbitrations. ‘Brian is a scholar and a brilliant lawyer with tremendous insights. He is quick on legal issues and complex facts.’ ‘He is attentive to the process in the tribunal and the client’s needs.’—Chambers USA, 2021

Brian King draws market-wide recognition for his expert handling of complex investment treaty arbitrations, recently leading the firm’s representation of ConocoPhillips in its ICSID arbitration against Venezuela. Sources praise his ‘dedication to the case’ and note that his ‘elegant but lethal cross-examining techniques are one of a kind.’—Chambers USA, 2018

‘Meticulous and detail-oriented’ practitioner Brian King continues to impress with his experience in arbitral proceedings, attracting praise for his strong cross-examination skills. He handles both commercial and investor-state arbitrations, offering recent experience in the oil and gas and construction industries.—Chambers USA, 2016

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Global Leader – Arbitration —Who’s Who Legal, 2022, 2024

Thought leader – Arbitration –Who’s Who Legal, 2020, 2021, 2022, 2023

Peers say of internationally renowned practitioner Brian King, ‘He writes excellent awards, is a great chair and is very commanding with the parties. He’s terrific and handles cases expertly.’—Who’s Who Legal, 2019

Clients ‘would not hesitate to recommend’ Brian King, whom they regard as ‘one of the go-to names’ in the area.—Who’s Who Legal, 2018

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Brian King’s peers commend his ‘extremely impressive’ capabilities in international arbitration, where he is frequently called on to handle major energy, construction and pharmaceutical disputes. Recent work has seen him represent ConocoPhillips in an ICSID claim against Venezuela, following the alleged expropriation of oil assets.—Chambers Global, 2017

Brian King is praised by clients and peers who are impressed by his ‘encyclopedic knowledge of procedure.’ He has experience in high-value disputes in the mining and construction fields. He counts ConocoPhillips among his clients, having handled its BIT dispute with Venezuela.—Chambers Global, 2015

Brian King is singled out as a ‘formidable opponent,’ and is praised for his preparation and advocacy skills. His approach to handling arbitrations is particularly admired, with one source pointing out that ‘he will have seen every angle of the problem and will do a first-rate job.’—Chambers Global, 2014

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Arbitration Powerlist:  United Kingdom —Legal 500, 2022, 2023

Brian King—‘An outstanding arbitrator; always well-prepared with the ability to solve complex disputes efficiently and swiftly. He is extremely even-handed and very much in control of the proceedings, particularly thorough and responsive.’—Legal 500, 2022

The ‘impressive’ Brian King is a ‘brilliant strategist’ who delivers ‘the perfect combination of intelligence and diligence.’—Legal 500, 2014